Posted on | August 20, 2011 | 14 Comments
Herman Cain speaks Aug. 13 at the Ames Straw Poll
Herman Cain is “still in it to win it,” his Republican presidential campaign told supporters in a fundraising e-mail highlighting the Atlanta businessman’s speech last week at the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames.
Describing Cain as “a real leader” with “proven results,” the e-mail sent Saturday (see the full text below) urges supporters, “Please give your most generous gift today — even $5, $10, $25 helps — to help us spread Herman’s message of ‘Common Sense Solutions’ across America.” The fundraising message included a link to a 4-minute online video featuring the key points of Cain’s Aug. 13 speech to the Ames event:
Cain’s fifth-place finish at Ames has been seen as a disppointment by some, although the candidate himself has said he was “thrilled” to place in the top five in the straw poll. Cain has pointed out that his campaign remains debt-free, in contrast to former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty who reportedly borrowed money (and required some staffers to work without pay) to finance a major TV ad campaign in Iowa. Cain ran no TV ads in Iowa. Pawlenty dropped out after finishing a distant third behind Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Rep. Ron Paul in the Ames straw poll sponsored by the Iowa GOP. Cain got 1,456 votes in the straw poll, finishing behind former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who placed fourth with 1,657 votes.
Cain today completes a two-day visit to New Hampshire, where yesterday he opened his new state campaign headquarters in Manchester. Cain and his team have indicated that they are taking a long-term approach to the GOP campaign, having visited or begun organizing in such states as Tennessee, Alabama, Oregon and North Dakota whose primaries fall later in the 2012 selection calendar.
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TEXT OF FUNDRAISING E-MAIL FROM CAIN CAMPAIGN
On Saturday, August 13, 2011, after 1,800 miles and nearly 20 stops across the state of Iowa in just five days, the “Common Sense Solutions” bus tour made its stop in Ames, the home of the legendary straw poll on the beautiful campus of Iowa State University.
After enjoying more than 4,500 pieces of Godfather’s Pizza, listening to the soulful tunes of Governor Huckabee and Herman Cain and enjoying a speech or two, our supporters gathered inside the Coliseum to listen to Herman give what was touted by many as the best speech of all the candidates that day.
In his address, Herman discussed the crises facing our great nation, his incredible vision, his compelling life story and the defense of American Exceptionalism. Check out the video here.
Herman Cain is a real leader whose ideas are backed by more than 40 years of proven results. Only mature leadership can provide the unity our country so desperately needs. Please give your most generous gift today — even $5, $10, $25 helps — to help us spread Herman’s message of “Common Sense Solutions” across America.
As always, thank you for your support.
Standing with you,
Friends of Herman Cain
P.S. Iowa is only the beginning. Herman’s “in it to win it” and needs your help on the road to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Your financial support is key. Please give whatever you’re able today.
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